Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Inspiration: Brilliant Light


I wanted to end the week with these paintings by Abbott Fuller Graves.  The artist was masterful at capturing the quality of brilliant sunlight.  I especially love the above painting with all the hollyhocks and how the light shining through the flower petals creates a dappled effect of intense color and highlight.

And this second painting with a view of roses in a back garden and a cat perched high on the lean-to shed is magical, I feel like I have been taken away to another time and place.  Somewhere I have never been but at the same time I feel as if it could be my home.

I hope you have a magical weekend filled with sunny vistas and cheerful scenes.

Thank you for stopping by and reading,



Anonymous said...


Thank you for sharing the work of this Graves--I was not familiar with him before. Wow! You are right, he has such beautiful command over the light in his paintings. What a treat!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

You are most welcome Suzanne! Graves was masterful at capturing the glittering effects of light in the landscape... One day I hope to have this same skill :)